Can I retire at age 50 with 6,500,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
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Modify Bond Returns:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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Modify Inflation:
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How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $6,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$536,764$531,983$527,318$522,765$518,319$514,837
2 years$265,725$260,776$255,980$251,329$246,819$243,307
3 years$175,390$170,420$165,636$161,029$156,592$153,159
4 years$130,232$125,277$120,540$116,012$111,683$108,355
5 years$103,144$98,218$93,544$89,109$84,899$81,687
6 years$85,091$80,203$75,598$71,261$67,178$64,085
7 years$72,201$67,354$62,822$58,588$54,634$51,662
8 years$62,538$57,735$53,278$49,148$45,324$42,473
9 years$55,027$50,269$45,888$41,863$38,169$35,438
10 years$49,021$44,309$40,007$36,086$32,522$29,910
11 years$44,110$39,446$35,221$31,406$27,970$25,475
12 years$40,021$35,405$31,258$27,547$24,238$21,858
13 years$36,563$31,995$27,927$24,320$21,136$18,868
14 years$33,602$29,083$25,092$21,589$18,528$16,369
15 years$31,039$26,568$22,655$19,253$16,313$14,262
16 years$28,797$24,375$20,540$17,239$14,418$12,470
17 years$26,822$22,449$18,691$15,489$12,784$10,936
18 years$25,068$20,744$17,062$13,959$11,367$9,616
19 years$23,500$19,225$15,620$12,613$10,132$8,475
20 years$22,091$17,865$14,335$11,424$9,050$7,484
21 years$20,818$16,640$13,185$10,368$8,098$6,620
22 years$19,662$15,533$12,152$9,427$7,259$5,864
23 years$18,609$14,528$11,221$8,585$6,516$5,201
24 years$17,644$13,612$10,377$7,830$5,857$4,619
25 years$16,758$12,774$9,611$7,151$5,270$4,106
26 years$15,941$12,005$8,914$6,538$4,747$3,653
27 years$15,187$11,299$8,277$5,985$4,280$3,253
28 years$14,487$10,647$7,695$5,483$3,862$2,898
29 years$13,837$10,044$7,161$5,028$3,487$2,584
30 years$13,231$9,485$6,670$4,615$3,151$2,305
31 years$12,666$8,967$6,218$4,238$2,849$2,057
32 years$12,137$8,484$5,802$3,895$2,577$1,837
33 years$11,641$8,035$5,417$3,582$2,332$1,641
34 years$11,175$7,615$5,061$3,296$2,111$1,466
35 years$10,736$7,223$4,732$3,034$1,912$1,310
36 years$10,324$6,856$4,427$2,794$1,733$1,171
37 years$9,934$6,511$4,143$2,574$1,570$1,047
38 years$9,565$6,188$3,880$2,373$1,424$937
39 years$9,217$5,884$3,635$2,188$1,291$838
40 years$8,887$5,598$3,407$2,018$1,171$750
41 years$8,573$5,329$3,195$1,862$1,062$671
42 years$8,275$5,075$2,997$1,718$964$601
43 years$7,992$4,836$2,812$1,586$875$538
44 years$7,723$4,609$2,640$1,465$794$481
45 years$7,466$4,395$2,479$1,353$721$431
46 years$7,221$4,193$2,328$1,249$655$386
47 years$6,988$4,002$2,187$1,154$594$345
48 years$6,764$3,820$2,055$1,067$540$309
49 years$6,551$3,648$1,932$986$490$277
50 years$6,346$3,485$1,816$911$445$248

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $6,500,000, adding $5,891 every year, while hoping to spend $54,487 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 41/44/15 Blend
49$6,500,000$6,500,000$6,500,000$6,500,000
50$7,169,077$6,824,577$6,723,827$7,431,029
51$7,842,349$7,101,007$6,891,101$7,893,129
52$8,582,468$7,389,157$7,062,153$8,387,171
53$9,396,196$7,689,542$7,237,051$8,920,718
54$10,290,982$8,002,702$7,415,866$9,497,396
55$11,275,031$8,329,204$7,598,667$10,121,185
56$12,357,386$8,669,637$7,785,524$10,796,453
57$13,548,009$9,024,618$7,976,508$11,527,999
58$14,857,875$9,394,794$8,171,691$12,321,090
59$16,299,079$9,780,840$8,371,143$13,181,513
60$17,884,945$10,183,461$8,574,936$14,115,626
61$19,630,156$10,603,396$8,783,143$15,130,415
62$21,550,887$11,041,419$8,995,834$16,233,556
63$23,664,965$11,498,335$9,213,081$17,433,488
64$25,992,029$11,974,991$9,434,957$18,739,485
65$28,553,721$12,472,271$9,661,533$20,161,744
66$31,373,886$12,991,097$9,892,880$21,711,478
67$34,478,800$13,532,439$10,129,069$23,401,016
68$37,897,415$14,097,306$10,370,171$25,243,918
69$41,661,636$14,686,759$10,616,256$27,255,096
70$45,806,615$15,301,902$10,867,393$29,450,957
71$50,371,091$15,943,896$11,123,651$31,849,549
72$55,397,747$16,613,952$11,385,099$34,470,727
73$60,933,619$17,313,338$11,651,802$37,336,339
74$67,030,538$18,043,381$11,923,827$40,470,425
75$73,745,615$18,805,470$12,201,237$43,899,441
76$81,141,787$19,601,056$12,484,097$47,652,504
77$89,288,402$20,431,661$12,772,468$51,761,657
78$98,261,882$21,298,875$13,066,408$56,262,174
79$108,146,438$22,204,364$13,365,977$61,192,881
80$119,034,867$23,149,870$13,671,229$66,596,518
81$131,029,426$24,137,217$13,982,218$72,520,138
82$144,242,800$25,168,313$14,298,995$79,015,542
83$158,799,162$26,245,157$14,621,608$86,139,766
84$174,835,346$27,369,839$14,950,102$93,955,604
85$192,502,139$28,544,549$15,284,518$102,532,204
86$211,965,703$29,771,577$15,624,895$111,945,705
87$233,409,144$31,053,323$15,971,268$122,279,949
88$257,034,238$32,392,298$16,323,666$133,627,268
89$283,063,338$33,791,128$16,682,117$146,089,343
90$311,741,472$35,252,567$17,046,642$159,778,156
91$343,338,655$36,779,496$17,417,257$174,817,037
92$378,152,436$38,374,929$17,793,973$191,341,820
93$416,510,710$40,042,026$18,176,797$209,502,114
94$458,774,810$41,784,093$18,565,727$229,462,701
95$505,342,918$43,604,591$18,960,756$251,405,086
96$556,653,825$45,507,145$19,361,871$275,529,195
97$613,191,071$47,495,551$19,769,050$302,055,250
98$675,487,511$49,573,784$20,182,264$331,225,835
99$744,130,343$51,746,005$20,601,475$363,308,174
100$819,766,652$54,016,573$21,026,638$398,596,639